Networking Events

Connect With Peers. Grow Your Network.

NPA's Annual Convention and Expo offers numerous networking events, including committee meetings, peer networks, social outings and expo events to help you strengthen and grow your professional network. Get involved and get connected at NPA 2017. Don't miss these great networking opportunities, register today >>

 Schedule subject to change.

Monday, October 2

7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Helen and Jerry Stocks Memorial Golf Outing

Support NPA's Foundation, the Parking Industry Institute (PII), while enjoying a round of golf with your peers at a Palm Springs celebrity course.

Bus transportation departs the hotel at 7:00 a.m. for a Shotgun start at 8:00. Lunch provided. Learn more.

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Palm Springs Virtual Parking Facility Tour

Join NPA attendees for a virtual tour of parking in Palm Springs.

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. San Andreas Fault Jeep Tour
Thinking about earning your Certified Parking Professional designation? Join this peer discussion with NPA Certification Advisory Board members on the benefits of CPP training, the CPP designation and how it advances your career and organization. CPP Peer Network Chair, Chris Hankins, CPP.
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. CPP Peer Network
Extraordinary scenery abounds as your Big Red Jeep winds its way through the labyrinth of geological cuts and canyons of the San Andreas Fault Zone as your naturalist guide entertains you with stories about the plants, animals, geology, and history of the California desert.
3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. NPA Board of Directors and Executive Committee Meetings
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Women in Parking Reception
5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Parking Industry Institute Board Meeting
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Convention Welcome Session and Orientation
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. CPP Mix & Mingle (invite only)
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Opening Night Celebration
Celebrate the opening of what is sure to be the best NPA Convention and Expo to date.
Tuesday, October 3
2:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Expo Hall Grand Opening
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. NEW! NPA Speed Mentoring Program
Here’s your chance to meet with, talk to, and hear from C-suite executives, owners, and leaders in parking industry at NPA’s Speed Mentoring Program. You will have an opportunity to hear about business development, what it takes to succeed in the parking industry, what leaders are looking for in human resources, how they see technology evolving and developing in the future.

Sign up for this rapid fire, speed mentoring event that gives you a high-value peer to peer experience. Bring at least 6 questions and be prepared to meet with 8 to 10 industry leaders in a collaborative environment with a small group of participants. 

Learn more and see list of mentors

Exclusively for NPA members. Pre-registration required for this event is required and seating is limited.
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. TIBA-Fest in the Expo Hall
6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Dazzling Dine Around, Outing

Get a seat at the table! When you register for convention, sign up for a Dine Around. Join your parking industry peers for an outstanding networking opportunity at one of five Palm Springs restaurants. These premium networking dinners will be fully booked before convention. Limited seating! Learn more.

Pay the reservation fee when you register for Convention to hold your seat at this popular event. Limited seating. Only 12 per dinner.
Wednesday, October 4
9:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Parking Consultants Council Meeting
1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Lunch
Thursday, October 5
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Public Peer Network
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Events
10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Valet Peer Network
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Off-Airport Peer Network